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Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail

Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail Plain Press, July 20220                             While doing a 50 mile stretch on the Appalachian Trail with her partner Nicholas Morganti, Samantha Maloy encountered a former mail carrier from the Near West Side of Cleveland. The mail carrier named Eric, said he had … Continue reading

Blessing of Timothy Schmalz’s Homeless Jesus sculpture at St. Malachi Parish

Four area schools slated for renovation or new construction

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, March 17, 2022; Marion Champlin Seltzer Elementary School Building, 1468 W. 98th Street: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District plans to build a new school next to the current building on land that sits behind Cudell Recreation Center. Once the new school is completed, plans call for the current building to be … Continue reading

Tinnerman Lofts development to include Cha Spirits and Pizza Kitchen restaurant in former VFW Post building on Fulton Road

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

RTA shuts down the buses and the rapid on Monday, January 17th

Celebration of Bill Merriman’s retirement as the Chairperson of the Franklin Clinton Block Club and his new role as Chair Emeritus

City of Cleveland Department of Public Health COVID-19 Public Dashboard

City of Cleveland Department of Public Health COVID-19 Public Dashboard (Plain Press, January 2022)           On December 23, the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health reported there were 979 newly reported daily cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of COVID-19 case reported in the City of Cleveland since the beginning of the pandemic to … Continue reading

Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans

Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans To the Editor, (Plain Press, January 2022)           I have been a resident of the Near West Side of Cleveland for 25 years. Lately I have noticed there has been an increase in new canine residents in the neighborhood. It’s nice to know new dogs are … Continue reading

In Memory

Michael O’Brien 1945-2021 (Plain Press, November 2021)                  Michael O’Brien, a librarian turned bookseller, came to the Near West Side as part of the Catholic activist movement to the neighborhood in the early 1970s and joined the Thomas Merton Community living in their house on W. 38th and Clinton.      O’Brien was the proprietor of the Six Steps Down … Continue reading

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